The Pixies Prepare for 'Doolittle' Tour

The Pixies have added a few dates to their upcoming tour which marks the 20th anniversary of “Doolittle,” their classic album. They have also revealed the outing’s opening acts.

On the upcoming trip the band extended each city’s residency by one night or more. Three night stands are scheduled for Los Angeles (11/4-11/6), Chicago (11/19-11/21), and Oakland, CA (11/8-11/10), along with a fourth night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (11/23-11/26). The tour will kick off in Los Angeles on November 4 and run through December 1 in Washington DC.

The group has also announced the trek’s opening acts. They include the Bad Lieutenant, the new project from the former frontman for New Order, No Age, the indie-rockers form Los Angeles, and Jay Reatard, punk songwriter/singer.

The Pixies (David Lovering, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and Black Francis) during their upcoming tour will be playing the entire “Doolittle” (1989) , include all the B-sides on the album.

Black Francis, singer/guitarist said in a statement to the press, we wanted to be able do something very special for Doolittle’s 20th anniversary release. We thought playing all the album’s songs would be a good opportunity. It is something we normally don’t do during regular gigs.

“Trompe Le Monde,” the band’s most recent studio album, was released in 1991. This fall the Pixies plan to issue a boxed set coinciding with the gigs for “Doolittle.” The collection is entitled “Minotaur,” and will house all of The Pixie’s albums, including new artwork and bonus tracks. The MySpace Pixies page has extensive information regarding the set.

The Pixies band formed in 1986 in Boston. Before they disbanded in 1992 they released a total of five studio albums. The alt-rockers in recent years have occasionally reunited for one-off sporadic performances. Most recently the banded completed a European tour, including appearances in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France.

2009 Pixies Concert Tour
November 2009
4-6 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
8-10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
12, 13 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
14 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center For Performing Arts
16, 17 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
19-21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
23-26 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
27, 28 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center
30 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall

December 2009
1 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall